Eleven Lotus Evora S sports cars have been recalled in Australia over concerns a defective oil pipe could result in engine failure and possible fire.
According to the official recall notice published on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) website, the Lotus Evora S defect relates to an oil leak that may occur from an oil pipe of the supercharged 3.5-litre V6 engine’s variable valve timing (VVT) system.
“Failure of the VVT oil feed pipe may result in oil being deposited onto the engine as well as the exhaust system. This could cause engine failure and a potential risk of fire because of the presence of flammable vapour, which could result in a crash.”
Edward Rowe from Ateco Automotive, Lotus’ Australian distributor, told CarAdvice that all owners have been contacted to have the pipe replaced and no examples of any failures in Australia have been reported.